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    Clintons Paid State Department Staffer to Run Private Mail Server

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    Former US Secretary of State and current presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton made personal payments to Department’s staffer to run her private e-mail server, a source with Clinton’s election campaign told The Washington Post on Saturday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Bryan Pagliano received $5,000 for offering "computer services" to Hillary Clinton and her family before he joined the Department in May 2009. He stayed on Clintons’ private payroll past 2009, allegedly to save taxpayer money, the outlet cited the campaign official as saying.

    Hillary Clinton, who is vying for Democratic domination for the 2016 presidential race, is accused of sidestepping transparency controls during her time as a top US foreign policy official by using a private server to send out tens of thousands of work-related emails.

    Clinton did admit she should have used an official State Department e-mail account during her four years in office from 2009 to 2013.

    The State Department, which is looking into some 55,000 emails, said earlier that none of the information contained in them was classified.


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